So, yesterday was the tank (125 gal
w/ fishs, inverts and soft corals) move and for the most part it seemed to go smoothly. It was like 40 degrees outside and it took us 6 hours to complete.
We got the tank settled and all inhabitants back in. I needed to alter the stand to accommodate the return pump and a monster sized skimmer.
Soon after, i started seeing the fish stress out and swim erratic in the corners. One by one, I lost them all. First the Sailfin, then the Butterfly Fish,the flame angel and the clown.
What I haven't lost yet are the 2 urchins, the coral banded shrimp, conch, snails, crabs and whatever else is in there. I always thought inverts would be the first to go!
My PH is 8.3/8.4 (using a digital PH tester against a regular PH test kit) but I dont have the test kits to do amm and nitrite. Yet. Thought I was getting with the setup. The SG
0s 1.024 and the temp is now 80 or so (i'm adjusting the therms.) It was cooler than that for a while. Maybe 74/75 when this happened.
So, my original hypothesis is that the cold killed off some of the LR
and the tank is cycling right now.
Any thoughts? Think the corals will be ok?